Valdorcia 279

Near Sarteano in the Val d'Orcia

Villa for 8 in Val d'Orcia | Pool and Stunning Views

Classically Tuscan, the villa 'Valdorcia' is set high above the Orcia valley, looking out over magnificent views towards Mont'Amiata.

The house is made for outdoors living, with a large downstairs kitchen and dining area, and the remaining rooms and bedrooms upstairs. The living, dining, talking will all take place outside, sitting at the old table looking at the view, or lying on the green lawn or by the swimming pool, set further down the slope, below the house.

The house itself is lived in and loved, with family heirlooms and antique furniture - this is no slick designer villa but a living, breathing layered property to relax into and enjoy. Read an interview with the family owners of Valdorcia here.

This house is perfectly placed for exploring the famous towns of the Valdorcia like Pienza and Sarteano, as well as for venturing further south to the beautiful, less known etruscan gems like Pitigliano and Sovana

Cosa ci piace

  • The views over the valley towards Mont'Amiata are spectacular and beautiful at all times of the day.
  • The tiny village of Castiglioncello sul Trinoro is a walk away and has concerts during the summer as well as good drinks and coffee.
  • Guests are offered produce from the vegetable garden and orchard during their stay.

Buono a sapersi

  • The last section of the road to the house is a dirt track - it is well maintained and easy to drive on but worth knowing.
  • This house is partially suitable for disabled visitors. Because the house has ‘climbing chair’, handicap access is possible, if bathtub with flexible hose is used. None of the box showers are EU-standard.
  • The groundskeeper/caretaker lives on the property.
  • Though the number of bedrooms in the house may imply a greater capacity, the occupancy is limited to 8, with the exception of a child in a cot.


Entrance to the large farmhouse is from the wide gravelled patio at the front.

A central arched door leads into a short entryway with a staircase to the upper floor and doorway to ground floor living areas, though guests may find they prefer the direct access from the patio to the large open space that includes kitchen and dining areas.

To the right the kitchen built-ins include a raised fireplace perfect for grilling while on the left there is both a breakfast nook for 6 and a central dining table for 8. A generous brick archway leads to a small sitting room with sofa and armchairs, a natural venue for a pre-diner cocktail or a quiet moment with a journal. One door off this room leads to a workshop in which a ping pong table is set up for in-house tournaments, while another opens to a twin/double bedroom with an ensuite shower room.

All other bedrooms are on the upper floor and feature two with double beds, two with twin beds that can be set up as doubles on request and one with a single bed. The bedrooms are all spacious and furnished with country antiques; while the two double bedrooms have en suite shower rooms, the others share a large bathroom with separate shower, whose anteroom has both a extra sink and small washing machine.

Also on this floor is a very large living room, laced with light and filled with comfortable furniture, an open fireplace, satellite TV and rising chestnut beams which catch the eye.

A Tuscan home positioned to take advantage of the view will naturally extend that opportunity to the outdoors. Consequently, the front patio has a large table for meals al fresco while on a slightly lower level the swimming pool sits framed in a green lawn, and both have the sweeping vista of the gentle valley of the Orcia river and hills which rise to mountain height before them. Part of the hill on which the property itself sits is beautifully planted with roses, lavender and camellia bushes amidst flowering trees and a backdrop of cypresses - all of which are cared for by the family's groundskeeper who has his own apartment on the property.


Villa Type

  • Recommended
  • Villas with pools
  • Beautiful views
  • Family villas
  • Private pool
  • Dog friendly villas

Informazioni riguardo questa Villa

  • Private pool
  • Fireplace
  • A/c unit in living room
  • Central heating
  • Insect screens
  • Wifi
  • Barbecue

Camere e Bagni

  • 2 double bedrooms
  • 3 twin/double bedrooms
  • 3 bathrooms with showers
  • 1 bathroom with bath and shower
  • 1 extra wc
  • Hair dryer

Cosa trovate in cucina

  • Full kitchen
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Kettle
  • Coffee maker (italian moka)
  • Washing machine


  • 2 portable fans available
  • Telephone for local calls
  • 2 tv sets
  • Cd player
  • Dvd player
  • Washing machine
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Baby bed and high chair

Cosa c'é da fare in giro

  • Swimming pool dim: 4 m x 12 m. depth: 1.30 - 2 m. lounge chairs, and furnished surround. corner step entry into pool.

Sport e attivitá

  • Tennis courts in sarteano, 5 kms away
  • Horse riding close by, 2 kms

Cos'é incluso

  • Final cleaning included
  • Pool towels provided

Extra su richiesta

  • Catering available on request
  • Transport from train station in chiusi
  • Central heating is charged on consumption
  • Arrival groceries available on request


Clicca su qualsiasi foto per ingrandire

Dove si trova Valdorcia?

Relative distanze

  • Rome fiumicino airport 2hrs 20 mins
  • Florence airport 2 hrs
  • Perugia airport 1 hrs
  • Pisa airport 2hrs 30 mins
  • Closest train station: chiusi 15 mins

Around Valdorcia

Just up the road, the 12th century village of Castiglioncello di Trinoro offers restaurants, an art gallery and summer concerts. Nearby Sarteano, dominated by its 15th century castle, provides all services necessary and celebrates both the old and the new - the old in the form of the 'Chariot from Hell' Etruscan tomb only unearthed in 2001 and the new in the Jazz and Blues Festival that enlivens the town in August. Within a half hour's drive are 'La Foce', Iris Origo's famed villa and gardens and Bagno Vignoni, a spa village whose historic central pool is fed by a subterranean aquifer - both are venues for summer concerts with worthy restaurants nearby.

Easy day trips could include visits to historic cities perched on panoramic heights - Pienza, Pope Pius II's ideal Renaissance city, or Montalcino, the home of the famed, though not inexpensive, Brunello wine - or those that spread on a wide valley floor, such as Arezzo, whose Piazza Grande fills with jousting knights for the Giostra del Saracino or with bargain hunters at its monthly Antiques Fair. Cortona of 'Under the Tuscan Sun' fame and the medieval gem Siena, whose shell-shaped piazza becomes the track of the Palio horserace held for over seven centuries, can be reached in just over an hour. So the question is not whether there are interesting visits to make, but which direction to take. Whichever direction, the road back to the comfortable Valdorcia farmhouse and its sweeping panorama will feel like coming home.

Sport e attivitá

  • Closest village: castiglioncello sul trinoro, 3 kms, walkable
  • Closest town: sarteano, 5 kms

Luoghi locali

Clicca su qualsiasi foto per ingrandire

From € 367 per day

Come prenotare

Valdorcia é perfetta per voi?

Potete controllare qui prezzi e disponibilitá:
Calendario prenotazioni
questo bottone vi porta su - dove gestiamo le prenotazioni.

Chiedeteci ulteriori dettagli per telefono (parliamo Italiano!) or con la form di contatto

Volete saperne di piú?

A volte é piú semplice chiederci direttamente quello che cercate - consociamo di persona tutte le case e vi possiamo consigliare in base alla nostra esperienza. Una volta che abbiamo trovato la casa giusta per voi possiamo bloccare le date per 48 ore prima di prendere una caparra, cosi avete tempo di gestire altre logistiche.

Trovate la casa giusta? Pronti a procedere?

Per confemare una prenotazione potete pagare una caparra del 30% - il metodo piú semplice é di fare il login nel nostro portale e pagare via carta di credito. Il restante sará dovuto 70 giorni prima del vostro arrivo. I pagamenti possono venire fatti via Euro, Sterlina Inglese o Dollari US.

Altri quesiti?

Telefonateci pure - troverete anche molte risposte nella nostra pagina FAQ page. Se volete vedere altre case vi aiutiamo con alcuni suggerimenti qui sotto:

Contatta uno dei nostri Specialisti

Dan Wrightson
UK and Europe
UK Head Office: Dan Wrightson
+44 (0)20 8444 9500
Manuela Vernaccini
Denmark and Scandinavia
Ponti & Sofia: Manuela Vernaccini
New Zealand
Eurovillas and Tours: Michelle
Tel. +64 9 302 1505
Neville and Jenny Reid
Neville and Jenny Reid
+1 416-424-2190
Julie Silberman
USA East & Florida
Julie Silberman
+1 561-312-0953
Hugh and Barbara Barton
US East
Barton & Barton: Hugh and Barbara Barton
Tel. +1 703 370 3868
Tutte le transazioni sono protette
  • American Express icon
  • Visa icon
  • MasterCard icon
  • Xero icon
  • PayPal icon